NOV 9 - NOV 21
Monday - Saturday, 10pm , 60 mins
Cult comedy B-musical Vampire Hospital Waiting Room, having thrilled audiences and critics alike, is now transferring from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival down to London for a limited run at the new space above the Arts Theatre this November. Armed with a live score and nine original songs (including “Love is Like a Car Crash”), this low-budget horror movie musical has needed to add to dates to Edinburgh runs due to high audience demand!
The show follows handsome billionaire Arty Baldwin through a twisted single-act plot which finds him wheelchair-bound and comatose following a horrific car accident. Luckily for Arty, he is soon wheeled into Dr Bloom’s waiting room. Unluckily for Arty, the good doctor is convinced his new patient is the Vampire Lord on his long-prophesised return to power. To be fair, he thinks that every Wednesday. But could he finally be right?
Beach Comet was formed two years ago and is a company dedicated to creating new comedy musicals. Vampire Hospital Waiting Room was the first show and, following phenomenally successful workshops which sold out in both Edinburgh and London, the show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013. With ticket allocations selling out over an hour in advance and queues out the door, they scored crowds so large they had to open standing areas and add three late night extra shows.
***** “reminiscent of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, with its surrealist and unreservedly whimsical storyline (…) a highly commendable performance” Three Weeks
***** “wonderful and weird (...) laced with original and wonderfully catchy songs (...) every few seconds you are doubled over with laughter or grinning in adoration at the beautiful vocals of the talented cast (…) drenched in humour” Broadway Baby
“A feast of daft, dark comedy and brilliant songs” Jo Brand